We went to Gruene for the weekend and visited several quilt shops and other businesses in old buildings along the way. Our goal was to see how they did their lighting, AC/heat ducts and fans. We saw a wide variety including the AC/heating ducts that have been suggested to us which was very helpful! We even purchased a beautiful antique oak counter to use as a second cutting table in the quilt shop!
However, much cleaning and organizing still needs to be done in our building and another "inventory liquidation" sale of the flower shop contents. We're making progress!
If you have the opportunity to visit Gruene we would suggest the Gruene Mansion Inn. It is owned by Clyde native Cecil Eager and has the friendliest staff I've ever experienced anywhere! The rooms are all unique and I especially enjoy the outdoor rooms crafted together from antique materials. Very inspirational!
I am a teacher, quilter, scrapbooker, amateur photographer, gardener and now a quilt shop owner! I'm also Nana to four, Mom to four (six counting the daughters in law and soon another making 7!) and wife to one.